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BobbyB0
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I'm sitting on the runway in Charlotte with my new P4 in my lap, grounded from a bird strike; how ironic.  Apparently, the birds haven't read the FAA regs.
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which got the worst end of the midair; the Phantom or the bird?
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medicdanderson
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I've heard eagles despise drones. Was out flying a few days ago and about 10 seconds after I landed I looked to the sky. I had an eagle fly directly over my head (about 40 feet high) and it went very slow. I may have peed a little...
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RedHotPoker
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Hey bud, very sorry to hear of your errant bird strike, mishap.
Were you recording any video when it happened? I would be interested in seeing that.
Hopefully you get your drone repaired and back to flying very soon...

Wishing you much Good luck and only best wishes. ;-)

RedHotPoker
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DJI-Paladin
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Sorry to hear that. I'd suggest you to contact our NA office for the RMA. Here is the contacting info:
Email: support.us@dji.com
Phone: +1 (818) 235 0789  
Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (PST)
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BobbyB0
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Actually, the bird hit the airliner on landing.  I just happened to he carrying my P4 in 1st Class.  The seagull got the worst of the interaction
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medicdanderson Posted at 2016-4-5 16:35
I've heard eagles despise drones. Was out flying a few days ago and about 10 seconds after I landed  ...

I had a hawk do a fly by very closely the other day (the shot actually made my demo reel) - luckily it flew below the drone, but man.... I was scared too.
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DJI-Paladin Posted at 2016-4-5 21:32
Sorry to hear that. I'd suggest you to contact our NA office for the RMA. Here is the contacting inf ...

Would DJI care cover a bird attack?

(As I think through the scenario, the best thing to do would be to switch to sport and ascend quickly 0 might avoid it completely.)
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madaerial Posted at 2016-4-6 11:30
Would DJI care cover a bird attack?

(As I think through the scenario, the best thing to do would ...

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RedHotPoker
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So to be clear, the airplane in which you and your drone were passengers got nailed with a gull upon landing? ;-)
And no harm, what so ever, came to you or said drone. Is that what you are confessing now!
Thirty lashes... Bailiff lead him away...

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talk2t_c
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I have red kites, buzzards, crows, magpies, jays, kestrels and hen harriers flying around my place and they don't seem to be interested in my 'birds'.  Maybe when nesting season starts it might get interesting though.
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mjlstudios
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I had a seagull swoop down on my P3P while shooting at the beach. It was a "Close encounter of the worst kind" for me.
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bill
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Last summer I had a hawk pace me most of the way back across a lake. He stayed about 50' to the side but kept perfect pace.  I can tell you I was hauling a** for the shore.
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FatedFilmsNC
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In certain areas of the country, eagles are being trained to snatch drones right out of the sky. If i wasnt on my phone in the app i would post the link to the video of it. I will in a few hours when i get to a laptop.
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FatedFilmsNC
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here it is.
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Kneepuck
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Very funny.  Even funnier that people don't fully read the posts.
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BobbyB0
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FatedFilmsNC Posted at 2016-4-7 01:29
Eagles being trained to take down drones
here it is.

I love eagles...especially with fried potatoes.
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mjlstudios@yaho Posted at 2016-4-6 03:23
I had a seagull swoop down on my P3P while shooting at the beach. It was a "Close encounter of the w ...

Yeah, I have had seagulls come after my Phantom and my Inspire.


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BobbyB0 Posted at 2016-4-5 19:45
Actually, the bird hit the airliner on landing.  I just happened to he carrying my P4 in 1st Class.  ...

Good to hear you are ok.


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clifwlkr
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No need to train the eagles to take out your drone.  They do it all on their own.  Had confirmation from some of my bird friends that this was a golden eagle:




Amazingly, only prop damage.

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Kneepuck
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I want to know,  is this bird strike international?  I did not even know they were unionized!  What are their demands,  anyway.  They don't own anything,  they crap where they want,  they fly wherever the weather suits them,  they answer to no one and make their own hours.  If they want to abandon their babies,  no one comes after them and threatens to take away their license.  They really have nothing to complain.  I say we resist.  They can strike all they want.  Who cares?  I for one,  will not miss them any more than I missed the striking air traffic controllers that Ronnie Ray-gun fired in the 80's.  Birds.  Phooey.

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clifwlkr Posted at 2016-4-7 12:34
No need to train the eagles to take out your drone.  They do it all on their own.  Had confirmation from some of my bird friends that this was a golden eagle:

Nice mate, you got awful lucky that's for sure! If you don't mind me asking what State d0 you live in and what kind of Rapture do you think it was?

I live over in the Clearwater Beach area and we have a lot of Ospreys / Sea Hawks which can get up to 5-5.5 ft) wingspan! Sometime they will go after drones but their diets consist of mainly 95% fish.


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